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Paws Humane Society Community Cat TNR Program

Are you seeing outdoor cats in your neighborhood? We are here to help! The Paws Humane Community Cat Program is the humane, effective way to reduce the number of outdoor cats living on our streets. Community cats are the un-owned stray or feral cats who live outdoors in our neighborhoods. This program is free for Muscogee County residents only.

The Community Cat Project provides:

  • Humane trapping of community cats, followed by spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and the return of the cats to their communities. Over time, their numbers are reduced.
  • Ear-tipping of spayed/neutered cats. A painless procedure, an ear-tip is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.

Benefits of Spay/Neuter:

  • Prevents unwanted litters.
  • Saves taxpayer dollars by keeping cats out of municipal shelters.
  • Decreases the numbers of cats being killed in shelters.
  • Helps improve the health of outdoor cats.
  • Reduces nuisance behaviors like spraying, fighting, howling and roaming.

How can you help?

  • Tell us about stray or feral cats with no ear-tip in your community who need spaying or neutering.
  • Call us to volunteer or learn how you can feed and care for outdoor cats.

Contact our Community Cat Coordinator by calling 678-689-4323 or emailing

If you are a Columbus Community Cat Caregiver, click here to view our voucher information. Community cat caregivers can pick up vouchers at our Vet Clinic – 4900 Milgen Road – Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Surgery drop off is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before 10 a.m., and cats must be in a humane trap.

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The Million Cat Challenge

Paws Humane Society partners with University Shelter Medicine Programs in the Million Cat Challenge. The Million Cat Challenge is a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of one million cats in North America over the next five years. The core strategy of the campaign will focus on five key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats. For more information, visit


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